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Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seem like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, we have learned that dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, grieve, adorn themselves, feel despondent, rescue one another (and humans), deduce, infer, seduce, form cliques, throw tantrums, and call themselves by name. Scientists still don’t completely understand their incredibly sophisticated navigation and communication abilities, or their imm
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  1. 31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Eye Opening and Disturbing, July 19, 2015
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    This review is from: Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins (Hardcover)
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    The title of this book is a little misleading. The author does indeed go swimming with wild dolphins in the book, but the book is more about the atrocities people commit against them. There are sections of the book dealing with the intelligence, social aspects, and communication of dolphins. For most of the book though the author is tracing various abuses, from early research to Japans’ dolphin slaughter, to the Solomon Islands dolphin slaughter, to dolphin captures, and captive animals. I admire the authors’ willingness to travel to these places and report on these things first hand, she is providing a valuable service in doing so.

    I had a hard time reading this book, growing up I enjoyed watching Flipper, and visiting Seaworld as a child. Realizing I was aiding in the abuses discussed in the book really struck home. I would strongly recommend reading this book if you are an animal lover, or would like to learn more about the human impact on dolphins.

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  2. 18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Time well-spent with the dolphins…, August 1, 2015
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    I’m saying four stars because of the lack of pictures. This is a well-written book from the author’s research on dolphins down through the ages and around the world. It gives the facts as to how they have been treated during all the years since 1500 BC or before. While some cultures revered the dolphins, other saw them only as a food source or a commodity to be sold to marine parks. Casey is not preachy – this was a fact-finding experience for her. For the reader, it is difficult to come away from all this information and not want to pick up a sign and protest dolphins’ and whales’ captivity, however. When Casey describes the fun-loving dolphins in the wild versus those confined to a tank performing like robots, this reader was ready to build an army and free all dolphins in captivity!

    Surprising for me, was our Navy’s role in the capture of dolphins. I’m all for their interest in the dolphin’s and whales’ sonar, but to create underwater sounds which nearly blast them out of the water, or kill them, isn’t right. We’ve got lots of ocean – surely the military can gain the knowledge they need somewhere without wounding or killing these compassionate animals.

    Pictures woul have been a huge help – photographs or drawings – so we could see the differences between a spinner. bottlenose, etc. – and the many species of whales. The terms “whale” and “dolphin” are used almost interchangeably, which left me confused.

    It’s encouraging to know that there are some folks trying to build dolphin sanctuaries, and create parks that allow the animals to swim free, with opportunities for the public to have safe, unchoreographed interaction. I think I’ll pass on marine parks from now on.

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  3. 12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A writer shares her sense of personal connection to dolphins, July 16, 2015
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    Michael J. Edelman (Huntington Woods, MI USA) –
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    This review is from: Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins (Hardcover)
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    I am a bit of an amateur naturalist, as well as a life long student of the biological sciences, and I requested this book thinking it was a scientific discussion of dolphins and their relationship to humankind. While there is a fair bit of science presented, most of it is not particularly new; the focus here is not so much on the science of dolphins, or their relationship to humans, but rather the author’s personal journey, discovering how dolphins are treated and mistreated, her personal reactions to these stories, and her experiences swimming with dolphins. When Casey does touch on the science she tends to get it wrong; she makes much of the fact that humans and dolphins share in common a type of neuron calls a spindle neuron, though she refers to them by a much less common name, von Economo neurons. She cites this commonality as evidence of the intelligence of dolphins, probably as she is unaware that they’re also found in many whales and in elephants. Spindle neurons are not, by themselves, a sign of high intelligence, but rather an evolutionary adaptation to large brains.

    If you enjoy books detailing personal stories of growth and spiritual connections with animals and nature, this may be a good book for you. The reader looking for science and new discoveries about our cetacean relatives would be well advised to look elsewhere.

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